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This will only make sense if you have ever seen Speed Racer (original series or the recent movie) or are at least familiar with the formula therein.

Within the realm of Speed Racer there are two characters. Spritle and Chim-Chim.
Original Anime Version:


Live Action Version:


From Wiki: Spritle (the younger brother of Speed Racer) constantly gets into mischief, along with his pet chimpanzee Chim-Chim, and the two frequently hide together in the trunk of Speed's race car, the Mach 5.

So you have this kid who idolizes his older brother. He always wants to be in the action and is always accompanied by his Chimp friend.

After viewing the recent movie version (and remembering the original series from when I was a kid) I had an epiphany about these two characters.

Spritlle is a child with some serious ADD (even borderline mental deficiency*) and Chim-Chim is his helper Monkey.

Things make alot more sense in the world of Speed Racer when seen through this perspective.







*[livejournal.com profile] isis_page is that a correct term?

Date: 2009-01-07 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] isis-page.livejournal.com
Pah ha ha! I never quite thought about it that way! I would like to think that the chim is his helper monkey- but I think they are just on the same mental level.... but maybe thats not true, chim chim could be smarter! If I were to venture a diagnosis though I would say he's ADD/ADHD/Developmentally Delayed. (ie he's a tard)

Date: 2009-01-07 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akbar56.livejournal.com
Oh Chim-Chim is definitely a terrible helper monkey. I would even theorize that the Racer family got Chim-Chim but after realizing he wasn't good for Spritle they tried to take him back but the bond had been formed and Spritle through a fit and demanded he stay. Realizing that it was easier to keep him happy this way than deal with the issue they let him stay.

Glad to see my diagnosis is backed up by a pro.

And now I have to go listen to the Speed Racer sex mix again. damn that infectious song.

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